"The Castle at Summer Place is a bed-and-breakfast in an English-Tudor house with great views of Lake Tahoe and the mountains. The inside of the inn looks like an English castle, but the most interesting aspect is that it was built in the 1970s by disco queen Donna Summer when she was at the height of her fame. She would rent it out to people like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. They serve incredible breakfasts."

"Lake Tahoe's number-one attraction is, of course, Lake Tahoe. It's the biggest alpine lake in the U.S. It's set in some pretty incredible mountains - the Sierra Nevada range. Two-thirds of the lake sits in California; one-third sits in Nevada. And because the two sides are very different, you can experience a wide range of things to do. The California side of the lake provides the beautiful natural setting for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and fishing. The Nevada side has the opposite: casinos and big-name entertainment. When you visit Lake Tahoe, all of your needs are taken care of, as you switch between the two sides. Most of my time is spent on the California side."

"The last time I went to Lake Tahoe, it was with a bunch of friends to relax for a few days. Being from New York, I appreciate the peaceful setting it has to offer. It's a place where you are able to escape during all seasons. For me, the best part of Lake Tahoe is that you can do watersports all year-round: water-skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, jet sailing, and parasailing. Boating is very popular, and there are several launchramps, like Zephyr Cove and Tahoe Keys Marina, where you can rent a boat for fishing or water-skiing or just plain cruising. Or you can just sit on the beach. Lake Tahoe is rimmed with beaches, where you can swim, sail, dive, explore, or just lie in the sun."

"I recommend The Swiss Chalet for fondue. It's been there since the '50s, has Swiss artifacts on the walls, and looks like you've stepped into, well, a Swiss chalet. It's so authentic that much of the clientele is European. They've got all of the various fondues, as well as German sausages, steaks, salmon, and great desserts. Another place I like to eat at is this amazing pizza place called Pasquale's in South Lake Tahoe. The dough is made fresh daily, hand-tossed, and cooked in a wood-burning brick oven. Sprouts is another favorite of mine. It's a health-food restaurant. They have organic sandwiches, tempeh burgers, and great smoothies. It's really popular with hikers, bikers, and skiers."

"There are 28 ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe area, but my favorite for skiing and snowboarding is the Kirkwood Ski Resort. What drew me to Kirkwood was that all my friends ski in that area. Kirkwood has a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere, which I love. But the best thing about Kirkwood is that it is known for the driest snow. It's great for snowboarding, because it seems to be the least crowded with the most snow after a good storm. A typical day for me is to start my morning by meeting my buddies at Kirkwood's ski lodge. From there, we would snowboard all day."